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Mindfulness After a Brain Injury - 2020 BIAYR Workshop Series (Online)

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Online mindfulness workshop for brain injury survivors and caregivers.

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Brain Injury Association of York Region is pleased to present:

Mindfulness to Promote Healing After a Brain Injury

Hosted by Charlene Gethons

Mindfulness Teacher, Coach, Registered Psychotherapist

Each week will consist of:

  • Guided practices including body scans, mindful movement and awareness of breath, thoughts and emotions
  • Facilitated group inquiry and discussion
  • Learning how to use mindfulness to meet both physical and emotional challenges such as pain, headaches, stress, depression and anxiety
  • Assigned homework encouraging participants to cultivate a daily mindfulness practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain insights into your bodies, minds and your mind-body connection
  • Understand how mindfulness can promote effective pain management, recovery and healing
  • Learn how to use mindfulness to meet both physical and emotional challenges
  • Incorporate mindfulness into your daily lives.

These sessions will take place on Mondays from 10:00-11:00am starting September 14, 2020 until December 14, 2020.

Program Outline:

Week 1(September 14): Introduction to Mindfulness

Week 2 (September 21): Mindfulness and Stress

Week 3 (September 28): How Mindfulness Changes Your Brain

Week 4 (October 5): Acceptance

Week 5 (October 19): Loving Kindness and Self-Compassion

Week 6 (October 26): Gratitude

Week 7 (November 2): Being With Feelings of Uncertainty

Week 8 (November 9): Mindfulness and Your Recovery

Week 9 (November 16): Self-Acceptance

Week 10 (November 23): Mindfulness and Healing

Week 11 (November 30): The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Week 12 (December 7): Grace and Compassion

Week 13 (December 14): Extending Your Practice Beyond the Group

About Charlene Gethons:

Charlene is a Mindfulness teacher and coach, motivational speaker and a registered psychotherapist. Her background in psychology provides her with insights into working with people with anxiety and depression. Charlene combines this training with her lived experience to inform her practice and work. Charlene is the owner of The Mindfulness Journey, a mindfulness meditation company that provides workshops and courses on the benefits of mindfulness and creating a practice.

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